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Mrs. Allard's STEAM Lab from San Diego CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tablet-Portation: Tech on the Go, Part 1

Help me give my students Lenovo Tab 4 tablets to use for controlling robotics, practice coding, green screen, and other technology exploration.

  • $672 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2020.

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My Students

My small school is set in a suburban community near military housing. Even though my school is within a large metropolitan city, it feels like a small community and sheltered; an "island in the hills." Within those hills, we have a variety of ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as several families that have moved here from other countries. Many of our students are grappling with parents being deployed.

My students are exuberant and creative, and I am constantly challenged to investigate new opportunities for them to test the waters in STEM/STEAM learning--and tailor the activities for all grade levels, transitional kindergarten through grade five!

Our STEAM Lab and Makerspace has gone through many changes over the years, and we are keeping in step with new thinking and methodology by focusing on the three-dimensional design of the Next Generation Science Standards. We also make a concerted effort to incorporate exposures to technology, engineering, art, and mathematical applications, and make it relevant to their world and interests. The curriculum is student-driven, and ever-morphing to meet their needs.

As the TK-5th STEAM Lab teacher, I feel I have the best job ever!

My Project

In my classroom, we have the opportunity to explore different uses of technology and robotics. However, the technology that we have in our classroom is not adequate enough to work with some of the apps and programs that we would like to try out.

Help make our learning more portable in our STEAM Lab through Lenovo tablets.

These tablets will allow us to have a kid-safe and friendly environment in which to run coding, engineering, robotics, and communication type apps. While our laptops are useful, they are clunky and do not offer the variety of apps that the Lenovo Android tablets have in order to program our Ozobots, use drag and drop coding, and would not be compatible with some of our planned technology experiences.

Mrs. Allard's STEAM Lab
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 430 students.

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Lenovo Tab 4, 10.1" Android Tablet, Quad-Core Processor, 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Slate Black, ZA2J0143US • Amazon Business $162.96 3 $488.88

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